The “RAPID” Act; H.R. 712, The “Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015;” and The “SCRUB Act”

It is because regulatory reform has failed so often in the past that we continue to talk about its place in the future. Whether it’s the failure of agencies to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Congressional Review Act, or the current executive orders, it’s clear there are opportunities for meaningful reform that address cumulative burdens and the regulatory process. The proposed legislation could generate substantial regulatory savings. 

On Jobs and Regulation: In Graphs

There are two interesting trends in public policy. The unemployment rate is gradually decreasing, below six percent now, but the labor force participation rate is still historically abysmal. Yet, President Obama’s continued release of pricey new regulations continues to set records. How can so many “job-killing” rules find their way onto the backs of American businesses while the economy steadily improves?

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